Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/23/14
New Orleans Saints (2-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-2)
NFL Football: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -2.5 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Saints clash with the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in week three of the preseason.
If you follow the New Orleans Saints you might think this is the regular season with plenty of scoring from them and their opponents. The Saints improved to 2-0 in the preseason with a 31-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans. It was the second straight back and forth contest that saw both teams air it out with Ryan Griffin throwing for 179 yards and a pair of scores while Luke McCown added another 117 yards and two touchdowns. Joseph Morgan recorded three receptions for 108 yards including a 52 yarder. Although the Titans lit up the Saints for 324 yards through the air NO did post four sacks and recovered four fumbles while picking off a pass.
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What makes the NFL preseason so hard to predict is there is no set timetable for who is playing and how long so starters could be going against third stringers and undrafted free agents. I don't know who or what happened in the Indianapolis Colts 27-26 loss to the New York Giants where New York outscored the Colts 27-3 in the 4th which was surprising even for the preseason. Andrew Luck, Chandler Harnish and Matt Hasselbeck weren't extremely accurate with a 27-49 combined effort and 229 yards says the passing game wasn't explosive but it was enough to build a 26-0 lead. A fumble recovery for six by the Giants with most of their 222 passing yards coming in the 4th spurred an impromptu comeback.
I don't think the Colts week two meltdown will carry over in to this game but it might have cost a few players roster spots. Drew Brees might play in this one for the Saints also so while I wait for a line I'll look for potential lineups...